Visionary Awards 2018

Now in their ninth year, the Visionary Awards aim to recognise and celebrate how local sight loss charities have delivered impactful services through partnership and how this has improved the positive difference made to visually impaired people.

Highlighting local charities’ achievements helps to influence good practice throughout the sector and draws attention to the talent and expertise we have within the the local sight loss sector across the UK.

The awards are open to full Visionary members (local sight loss charities) and you can nominate your own organisation or another that you think deserves recognition.

Members will have the chance to vote for the winner in each category. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner, and each winner will receive £500.

This year Visionary are introducing The Visionary WOW award, selected from one of the three category winners. The WOW winner will be the organisation that has made a huge difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people, either through quality, reach, creativity or innovation. Importantly, our WOW winning project will have the potential to be replicated by other local organisations, regardless of size or location. The winner of this award will be chosen by a judging panel consisting of Visionary staff and trustees and will be awarded an additional £500. 

The categories 

1. Life changing impact

This could be related to a single intervention or an initiative accessed by any number of people. We want to hear about the people and what life was like for both before and after the intervention.  This can be shown through case studies, interviews, images and/or videos.

2. Collaboration

We want to hear what you have achieved by collaboration – what have you done that you might not have been able to do on your own? This could include engagement that has extended or diversified your reach, offered creative services or helped to recruit more volunteers.

3. Inspirational service delivery

The service or initiative could be newly developed or already established, benefitting a few or a large number of visually impaired people, but we want to hear about inspiring and creative examples that will inspire others.


View the Shortlisted Nominees